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Are affirmative action for women and women owned business advantages examples of female empowerment?

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  • 3 months ago
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    "Are affirmative action for women and women owned business advantages examples of female empowerment?"

    Nope. They are examples of feminist dependency on the state to achieve its goals that go beyond simple gender equality.

    Empowerment or Liberation would be to allow women the same OPPORTUNITY as everyone else, which coincidentally, is now enshrined into law everywhere in the West. This idea that women need to have the state force an equal OUTCOME for them is both a gynocentric feminist entitlement as well as a admission that equal Opportunity is not good enough for feminists to claim equality.

    It also shows that feminists don't think very highly of women, by demanding privileges that they feel women are required to have, just to be able to look an equal man in the eye and then compete with him on a unlevel playing field that advantages her.

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  • Dick
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    3 months ago

    AA is an admission that it's recipients are inferior, and incapable of competing on a level playing field.

  • 3 months ago

    Affirmative Action is a form of bias and discrimination in hiring in favor of a desired group at the expense of the undesired group.

  • KTJoe
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    3 months ago

    Example of empowerment is right, but affirmative action for women is over, women are currently well established in their own right, business owners, jobs in male dominated areas, and so on...No more "brings home the bacon", we brings home the dollars, and spend it too.

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  • 3 months ago

    They are examples of government sponsored preference.

    • jon pike
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      3 months agoReport

      Go ahead and say it -- it's discriminatory. ANY preference of one gender, sex, race, or religion over another in hiring REQUIRES the owner to discriminate to the detriment of the groups not favored. Whether it's hiring only whites or women, it's the same thing.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes, but not to such an extent that these affirmative action programs could be considered "pro-active measures" of female empowerment. First, women were not required to take a class in history, philosophy, literature or any other academic specialty in order to gain admission to Ivy League and New York City universities.

    Second, women's participation in women-owned businesses did not have the same negative consequences for women students as men's participation did.

    Finally, while affirmative action initiatives were designed to protect women against unfair treatment under the law, they often did not prevent women who had benefitted more from a woman's presence from being pushed through the process in the first place.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes, but affirmative action empowers other groups as well.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes. It is necessary for laws to be created so women are not discriminated against in the United States. It’s the culture of the people.

    Affirmative action laws also protect veterans, the disabled and senior citizens.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes. So are laws advantaging females in education. Laws advantaging females give females more power. It doesn’t have to be a matter of law, #MeToo also gave women more power.

  • 3 months ago

    Are you having problems getting laid?

    • .Jerry.
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      3 months agoReport

      Dude .... man-shaming?? That is soooo Lame!

      How about gay shaming the guy too?? May as well go all in if you're going to stoop to such childish levels.

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